Science

SpaceX’s Saturday launch depends on the weather. Here’s how it’s looking

We asked an expert about the chances of Saturday's launch going ahead
Topics: SpaceX, Space

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NASA artwork reveals what a distant ‘Earth’ may look like

NASA has dedicated years to searching for potentially habitable Earth-like planets called exoplanets. The space agency has a huge list of these planets, some of which are more interesting than others. One such exoplanet is Kepler-1649c; it orbits...
Topics: NASA, Space, Exoplanets

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Will US Attempt to Introduce New Moon Mining Rules Trigger New Space Race?

New Delhi (Sputnik): The US announced the Artemis Accord on 15 May and asked countries to join the treaty to explore the Moon with a new framework, while opposing the 1979 Moon Agreement. The US claimed that the new agreement will ensure space...
Topics: Moon, Space

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Mystery anomaly weakens Earth's magnetic field, report scientists

"The South Atlantic Anomaly" in the Earth's magnetic field is growing and possibly splitting, shows data.The information was gathered by the ESA's Swarm Constellation mission satellites.The changes may indicate the coming reversal of the North and...
Topics: European Space Agency, Constellations, Satellites, Space

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'Vigorous' magnetic field oddity spotted over South Atlantic

European satellites are investigating the development of two distinct weak points within the South Atlantic Anomaly of Earth's magnetic field.
Topics: Satellites, Space

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After 30 years of searching, astroboffins finally detect the universe's 'missing matter' – using...

'We couldn't find half of what should be there. It was a bit of an embarrassment' Astronomers have finally found hard-to-detect visible matter scattered across space, left over from the Big Bang, after searching for nearly thirty years, according to...
Topics: Space, Big Bang

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Extremely Hot Exoplanets Can Have Extreme Weather, Like Clouds of Aluminum Oxide and Titanium Rain

Thanks to the success of the Kepler mission, we know that there are multitudes of exoplanets of a type called “Hot Jupiters.” These are gas giants that orbit so close to their stars that they reach extremely high temperatures. They also...
Topics: Exoplanets

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A better way to split water molecules to produce hydrogen using sunlight

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Japan has developed a better way to split water molecules to produce hydrogen using sunlight. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes their technique and how...
Topics: Hydrogen

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3 Questions: Seychelle Vos on detangling DNA

Seychelle Vos arrived in September 2019 as the Department of Biology’s newest assistant professor. Her lab in Building 68 uses cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM), X-ray crystallography, biochemistry, and genetics to study how DNA and its...
Topics: DNA, Genetics, Electrons

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Convenient location of a near-threshold proton-emitting resonance in boron-11

Polish scientists working in Poland, France and the USA explained the mysterious β-delayed proton decay of the neutron halo ground state of 11Be. Studies within the SMEC model suggest the existence of collective resonance, carrying many...

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Technology uses plant biomass waste for self-powered biomedical devices

An innovation turning waste material into stretchable devices may soon provide a new option for creating self-powered biomedical inventions. A team from Purdue University used lignin to create triboelectric nanogenerators. TENGs help...
Topics: Purdue University

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Airborne science discovers complex geomorphic controls on Bornean forests

Using tree chemistry maps, high-resolution topography data, and computer models, researchers have uncovered new insights into the processes behind how life coevolved with our planet.
Topics: Space

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Antarctic ice sheets capable of retreating up to 50 meters per day

The ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic coastline retreated at speeds of up to 50 meters per day at the end of the last Ice Age, far more rapid than the satellite-derived retreat rates observed today, new research has found.
Topics: Antarctic, Satellites, Space

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'Bottom-heavy squirmers' adopt characteristic group behaviors

Researchers find that swimming, bottom-heavy particles will collectively spend most of their time in one of two states, between which some intriguing behaviors can emerge.

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How Europe’s CHEOPS satellite will improve the hunt for exoplanets

While the planet has been on lockdown the last two months, a new space telescope called CHEOPS opened its eyes, took its first pictures of the heavens and is now open for business. The CHEOPS mission adds a unique twist in the science that the...
Topics: Satellites, Space, Exoplanets, Telescopes

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General Relativity passes the Ratio's Test

Using gravitational waves to approximate pi, physicists see no problem with Einstein's theory of general relativity.
Topics: Relativity, Physics, Albert Einstein

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Methodology for credibility assessment of historical global LUCC datasets

A study of the methodology for credibility assessment of historical global LUCC datasets has been published in Science China Earth Sciences. The corresponding author is professor Fang Xiuqi of Beijing Normal University.

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The U.S. Marine Corps Has a Jet Fuel-Powered Motorcycle

Caleb Larson Security, This modified monster bike will provide transportation around various battlefields. The U.S. Marine Corps is historically known for doing more with less. Recently though, they’ve gotten a few state-of-the-art...

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Read: Cuomo’s daily briefing on COVID-19 (May 28)

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has been delivering daily briefings on the status of the coronavirus pandemic in New York. Each day, his update is accompanied by a presentation noting his talking points and the state’s daily COVID-19 numbers. As...

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Andrew Dessler: Climate Alarmist as Energy Expert (Part II)

Reposted from Master Resource By Robert Bradley Jr. — May 28, 2020 “The popular climate discussion … looks at man as a destructive force for climate livability … because we use fossil fuels. In fact, the truth is the exact opposite; we...
Topics: Fossils, Paleontology

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